Alport syndrome and thin basement membrane disease

Clifford E. Kashtan

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Mutations in certain members of the type IV collagen protein family cause two inherited forms of haematuria; Alport syndrome and thin basement membrane disease. This review discusses the molecular biology, clinical features and pathology of these conditions and current diagnostic approaches,

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-360
Number of pages12
JournalCurrent Diagnostic Pathology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2002

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health (RO1 DK57676 to C.E.K.).


  • Alport syndrome
  • Haematuria
  • Thin basement membrane disease
  • Type IV collagen


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